THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 15:16-20
“Hail, king of the Jews!” (Mark 15:18)
How can this scene even be possible?
God’s Word made flesh subjected to hurtful human words.
The authorities taunt and torment the Authority.
How can God endure such mockery, from those He made?
The irony is that what they say is true.
And the kneeling they do now, they will do again!
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
And every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Philippians 2:10-11)
Jesus is king of the Jews… and king of the whole creation!
We may choose or refuse to confess or bow now, but one day we all will.
Willingly or unwillingly, one day everyone will recognize the truth.
This scene is stirring within me the desire to bow and confess!
I’d rather serve the One Whose love could bring Him to suffer like this.
Jesus, with all my heart, I declare: ‘You are my king, the king over all!’
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I am ashamed to be human for how we treated You. And yet You knew us fully, and were not ashamed to become one with us to save us. That’s love. That’s my king!